This is session is part of the Webinar "Dialogue on Alternatives in the Time of Global Crises".

Dialogue 11: Covid 19 - 10,000 Years of Winter Fisheries Endangered: Responses From the Polar North and Why Do They Matter in Global South

with Tero Mustonen (Finland) as Presenter and John Kurien (India) as Moderator

In this session, Tero Mustonen, a fisherman from Finland, will first explain, how transformative climate change is at present to cryosphere (snow-ice) based cultures, lifestyles and professions, like winter fisheries. Secondly, by reviewing the Landscape Rewilding Programme by the Snowchange Cooperative links between equity, Indigenous- and community-led action on climate change and a "return to the land" are discussed as a globally-relevant actions to address our historic moment in time on the Planet.


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About the the presenters

Tero Mustonen

Tero Mustonen is the head of the Kesälahti fish base and a winter fisherman. He also works as a scientist, and is a Lead Author for the IPCC AR6. He lives without running water in the forests of Selkie, Finland.

John Kurien

A reflective practitioner, marine small-scale fisheries expert with experience across Asia.

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